"A lot of people look up to us and idolize people in the limelight like that," said Panettiere, who has experienced her own share of tabloid gossip in real life. "It's hopeful to know that the people in that position, that you idolize, that you think are these perfect people who live perfect lives, you realize that they are not. They are imperfect. They are broken. They are hurt."
"There’s a lot of misunderstanding," Panettiere said on "Live! With Kelly and Michael." "There’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it's not true, that it's something that's made up in their minds, that 'Oh, it's hormones.' They brush it off. It’s something that's completely uncontrollable. It's really painful and it's really scary and women need a lot of support."